Thursday, October 29, 2015

4 Coats To Get You Through Winter

Hello, hello! If there's one thing that you'll know about me by now it's that I love a good piece of outerwear. Living in Scotland where it's cold 90% of the time means that a jacket or coat ends up being the most important part of your outfit and that, ladies and gentleman, is how I justify my ever-expanding jacket collection. Since it's getting to that time when you're looking to do the annual coat or jacket shop (or maybe you have already, depending on awn it you are) I thought I'd share a selection of my favourite styles with you alongside some of my top high street picks right now. Believe me, if anyone's qualified to be talking about jackets it's me.

The Little Magpie tailored coats AW
I do enjoy a smart, crisp look, so this is very probably my favourite style. Well, that or leather. Or fur.. I can't choose. Don't make me choose. Being petite, I need that good bit of tailoring so that I don't look like I've gone out in my Mum's coat. Generally I prefer one that finishes above the knee because it gives the illusion of being that tiny bit taller (every little helps) but I'll make an exception every now and again for one that particularly tickles my pickle. Plain black's always a safe choice as it'll go with everything, but a nice muted print  - like the leopard or check one above - is a good option too because, as well as going with everything, it'll give your outfit that added bit of funk. And we all need a bit of funk in our life. 

Shop my top tailored jackets:

The Little Magpie AW blazers
Not too different from the tailored jacket but I felt it'd be rude not to mention because I do love a good blazer. They can be made a little more casual than a tailored jacket, especially if you get a good slouchy/boyfriend one on the go, paired with a stripy tee and skinny jeans. Again, black is always a winner, but keep your eyes peeled for printed ones or ones with detailing - a la this Reiss one on the left - if you're feeling adventurous. And if you're feeling very, very adventurous, pair it with a pair of matching trousers to make a full suit, which is one of my favourite looks ever (I've told you that a thousand times, haven't I?). If you're lacking inspiration in the blazer department, give Kate Moss AKA the queen of blazers a quick google and you'll be bursting with ideas.

Shop my top blazers:

Fur coats the little magpie
Don't worry, I'm talking faux. I friggin' LOVE a good fur coat; I wore the one in the middle so much last year that people started to think I'd lost a bet. They're just so warm and snug and one of the only things that get me and my cold bones through Scottish Winter. I truly believe that you can't go wrong whichever colour or print you decide on, they're quite a statement piece so you might as well go for it, but if you're feeling nervous, start with a neutral brown or cream and take it from there. Lacking style inspo? The Olsen twins are your best friends.

Shop my top faux furs:

Leather jacket the little magpie All Saints
Ah leather, where would I be without my beloved leather jacket. If you're in the market for an investment piece then I couldn't recommend All Saints more (which is where all three of the above are from, actually, I'll await my restraining order any day now), they've got such an amazing range in both colour and shape and the fit and quality is faultless. Plus they grow old VERY gracefully. Also good go-to's are Reiss, Whistles and Sandro. However, there are some amazing faux leather alternatives out there on the high street if you don't fancy breaking the bank! You probably won't need any styling advice with this one as they're so easy just to throw on with anything - such is the joy of the biker. 

All Saints Biker portraits campaign 7

Shop my top leather picks:


B Ramida said...

Love all these coat!

Jessica said...

I adore your style so much! It's super chic!

Sheren Mhanaya said...

You have a gorgeous selection of coats. I particularly love your fur coats and leather jackets :) X


Lucy Kelly said...

I want them all! I'm a massive fan of leather jackets though! Currently have 8 at the moment haha!
Great post x

Ashley Christabelle said...

I love coats and layering up, but sadly, the weather here in Indonesia is always hot all year round! Reading your post is making me want to escape to somewhere cold! I love the furry coats <3

* Helen * said...

Gorgeous collection of coats, I love the tailored ones!! <3

I have a new outfit post up on the blog, would love to know your thoughts:

* Electric Sunrise - Fashion and Lifestyle Blog *


Anastasia said...

Your leather jackets collection is so good, I am dying over my keyboard. I love these kind of posts, its nice to see many outfit styles in one post and how to wear a piece of clothing differently ;)

Camille said...

Those coats are all gorgeous

Laura Rose said...

you have just the most amazing coat collection... not at all jealous!

Rose and Weston x

Pamela said...

Your style is amazing! I can’t believe I haven’t found your blog until just now!

Martha said...

You've seriously got me lusting after tailored coats and longline blazers now!

Kristina Maggiora said...

Leather and faux fur are my faves ;) I love winter because of the layers and coats I get to wear.

Creepers & Cupcakes

Ashlee Favro said...

Always down for a good leather jacket, what I need to invest in is a rad fur!

Armelle said...

I want all of your faux fur, tailored and leather jacket ! Please ha !


Sandra said...

i really i like that coats and looked loved

Alicia said...
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Alicia said...

I am often criticised by my friends for being simple and non fashionable, so I have decided to change their opinion about me. I just want to look gorgeous so I have joined grooming classes, and have bought attractive dresses and outwear from ‘Stylewe’, an online fashion store. Let the friends be surprised with my changing looks acquired through self-caring.